White Burgundy

Known as the king of white wines, Chardonnay makes excellent, rich and complex white wines. In the Burgundy district of France, it is used for some of the greatest wines created including Montrachet and Pouilly-Fuisse. In Champagne it is used for Blanc de Blancs and Rose. Australia produces a large amount of Chardonnay. The grape grows well in many of the great regions of California including Napa, Sonoma and the Central Coast.

Pronounced

White Burgundy

Appearance

Straw yellow to yellow-gold

Body Style

Medium to full-bodied

Flavors

Apples, pears, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, peaches, melons, tropical fruit, pineapples, figs, spice, vanilla, butter, butterscotch, buttered toast, custard, honey and hazelnut

Major Source

Argentina; Australia; California; Chile; France (Burgundy and Champagne regions); Italy; New York; New Zealand; Oregon; South Africa; Texas; Virginia

Food Matches

  • Brie
  • Camembert
  • Pork
  • Veal
  • Pasta - White Sauce
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Delicate Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Vegetables Dishes

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